Presentations: Environment and Health: What’s the Human Microbiome Have to Do with It?

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On January 14-15, 2016, the Standing Committee on Use of Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions convened a 2-day workshop, Environment and Health: What’s the Human Microbiome Have to Do with It?

Each title links to a PDF of the workshop presentation, unless otherwise noted.

 

Day 1: January 14, 2016

Grand Challenges in Environmental Health Research: Could the Microbiome be the Missing Link?

—Andrew Patterson, Pennsylvania State University

 

Toward Understanding the Symbiotic Role of Microbial Communities in Human Biology

—Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, New York University School of Medicine

 

Reframing Research Questions: The Biochemistry of the Microbiome

—Matthew Redinbo, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

SESSION 1: INTERACTIONS BETWEEN THE MICROBIOME AND ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES: STATE OF KNOWLEDGE

Moderator: Ivan Rusyn, Texas A&M University

Effects of Heavy Metal Exposures

—Kun Lu, University of Georgia

 

Effects of Pharmaceutical Exposures

—Ian Wilson, Imperial College London

 

Panel Discussion —

—Carl Cerniglia, US Food and Drug Administration

—Andrew Patterson

—Matthew Redinbo

—Kun Lu

—Ian Wilson

SESSION 2: WHAT DOES THE MICROBIOME CONTRIBUTE TO INTERINDIVIDUAL VARIABILITY AND SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES?

Moderator: William Farland, Colorado State University 

Human Microbial Communities and Variability in Response to Nutrition

—Eran Elinav, Weizmann Institute of Science

Obesity and Asthma: Microbiome Metabolome Interactions (unavailable)

—Stephanie Shore, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Spatial Mapping of the Microbial and Molecular Universe

—Neha Garg, University of California, San Diego

 

Panel Discussion—

—Ivan Rusyn,

—John Vandenberg, U.S. EPA–National Center for Environmental Assessment

—Stephanie Shore

—Neha Garg

SESSION 3: THE EFFECT OF EARLY LIFE EXPOSURES ON DEVELOPMENT AND LATER-LIFE HEALTH OUTCOMES

 Moderator: Tina Bahadori, U.S. EPA

Epidemiology of Early Life Exposure to Environmental Toxicants, the Microbiome, and Human Disease

—Margaret Karagas, Dartmouth College

—Martin Blaser, New York University School of Medicine

 

Panel Discussion—

—Margaret Karagas

—Martin Blaser

—Germaine Buck Louis, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

—Maria Dominguez-Bello

—Ana Navas-Acien, Johns Hopkins University

 

Day 2: January 15, 2016

 

SESSION 4: MAPPING RESEARCH STRATEGY FOR THE NEXT DECADE

Moderator: William Farland

Human Microbiome Research: Where We Are and Where We Might Go

—Lita Proctor, National Institutes of Health

 

Panel Discussion—

—Lita Proctor

—Matthew Redinbo

—Ivan Rusyn

—Margaret Karagas